In case you haven’t heard, NNEMAP Food Pantry was nominated to participate in Aetna’s “Voices of Health Program,” a voting-based competition with a top prize of $20,000 (runner-up gets $10,000–not too shabby)!
50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm at the Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211. Help us kick-off the 50th anniversary of NNEMAP which began in 1969. As it happens, the groundbreaking for the Ohio History Center was also in 1969!
Enjoy a variety of world cuisines from Linden restaurants including Ethiopian food from Addis, Caribbean food from Ena’s, barbecue from The Pit, and Italian pastries from Auddino’s!
Take a stroll through the exhibits at the Ohio History Center including Ohio Through Time, Following in Ancient Footsteps, WW1 Era Collections, 1950’s Building the American Dream, and the Columbus Poindexter Exhibit.
60’s music will be provided by The Bruise Brothers!
Our signature cocktail is either a gin or vodka martini; but wine, beer and other cocktails will be on hand!
Tickets are $100 and $25 for children 17 and under. Tables for four are available for $500.
Thanks to our sponsors:
The Core Group
Methodist Capital Area North District, West Ohio Methodist Conference
Wyandotte Club of the Twisted Vine
Back in the early 1980s, Nestle was pushing a certain candy bar big time. There were TV commercials and everything (maybe–who can remember all that?). Anyway, they product they were pitching was the 100 Grand bar. Pretty tasty. Chocolate, caramel, crisped rice, maybe some nutty concoction thrown in for good measure. It was a quality product. And 100 Grand? That was a pretty penny. How could it NOT be good?!?
Well 100 grand is still a pretty penny in some places–like NNEMAP Food Pantry. And thanks to ALL of our donors and sponsors, we just pulled in OVER 100 grand through the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger. This event, featuring generous matching funds from the Clarke M. Williams Foundation, concluded on the night of June 15. We just got our final tally–with donations and matching funds, NNEMAP Food Pantry will soon be getting $102,109.39 to put into our piggy bank. Let me say that again:
That’s a lot of candy bars! Or, actually, that’s a lot of healthier food choices (we like to make sure our neighbors have wholesome selections when they come to shop!). Maybe with that extra 39 cents we can get one of these:
The short-lived Reggie! bar presented an 8-year-old with a relative bargain at 25 cents back in 1980. As one former Reggie Jackson teammate quipped, “When you open a Reggie bar, it tells you how good it is.”
I’m not about to compare our donors to a candy bar–but I will tell you how great you are. Your response to this rare matching funds opportunity exceeded our wildest expectations. We are grateful for your continued generosity. It is truly not possible to thank you enough for your support. I will say, however, that I was always partial to the 100 Grand!
On behalf of the staff, volunteers, board of directors and, most importantly, the thousands of neighbors we serve–THANK YOU!!!!!
It’s back!!! The Century Link/Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Campaign to Fight Hunger is up and running. From NOW until FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018, your online donation qualifies for matching funds of 75 percent or more! Last year’s match was nearly 100 percent, so this is a tremendous opportunity to maximize your donor dollar! Read on for instructions….
Please consider donating generously again this year. All qualifying donations are processed online through credit card payments. To donate now, click here to go straight to the donation page. Once there you will have to…
1. Enter the dollar amount you would like to donate;
2. Scroll down the page and select NNEMAP (participants are listed alphabetically by state, so you have to scroll down a ways to find us);
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link to Confirm Payment (can choose PayPal or credit card);
4. Enter the required information and click the Donate Now button.
Congratulations! You have completed your donation!
We appreciate your consideration and shared dedication to alleviating hunger in our city. Thank you to CenturyLink and Clarke M. Williams Foundation for this generous program–and THANK YOU, especially, for helping NNEMAP take advantage of this tremendous fundraising opportunity!
Get ready to spring into action with our latest round of cooking demonstrations. For the remaining Thursdays in May, we will be offering up practical tips based on USDA MyPlate guidelines. Learn how to get the most out of your pantry produce and other finds!
Class topics are as follows:
May 10: Fruits/Vegetables
May 17: Grains
May 24: Protein
May 31: Dairy
All classes are from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at NNEMAP Food Pantry. You can attend any or all classes. Hope to see you in our kitchen!